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Bob Essensa

Bob Essensa  #31

Goalie
NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: January 14, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 188 DRAFTED: WIN / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 4th   (69th overall)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1985) CCHA Second All-Star Team (1986) NHL All-Rookie Team (1990) Traded to Detroit by Winnipeg with Sergei Bautin for Tim Cheveldae and Dallas Drake, March 8, 1994. Traded to Edmonton by Detroit for future considerations, June 14, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 5, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 26, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 3, 2001. Officially announced retirement September 10, 2002.
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I think Loui Eriksson is a player that can be even better than he was last year. I think we started seeing that at the end of the year, and he could be a replacement for Jarome as a possibility.

— Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien on forward Loui Eriksson's potential